"Then the Spirit of the LORD will come upon you, and you will prophesy with them and be turned into another man." 1 Samuel 10:6
I received this verse this morning in my e-mail from the Presidential Prayer Team, and it was just way too good to pass up. I've spent the last few days reading 1 Samuel, and when I saw this verse again, I swear it lit up like a Christmas tree. This is the perfect verse to kick off a new year of Warfare Wednesday with, because this is my prayer for the year for President Barack Obama.
Just this morning, the headlines are talking about the president's uphill battle with the new congress, as they take their places today and begin a new session. I suspect he is going to find the challenge difficult, and what better opportunity for him to get to know God? When nothing else seems to be working, and congress doesn't seem to want to compromise, and there's no one else to turn to, President Obama will turn to God, and he will become a new man in Christ. He will become such a new man, filled with the Holy Spirit and emanating the love of Christ with every word he speaks. God can do this. God can draw this president to Him and give him a great plan for America. But first, he needs to humble himself and come before the throne of the Most High God.
I pray that this is the year. This is the year that President Obama truly comes to know God and that America will once again be flowing with God's Goodness. God did this very thing with Saul over 2000 years ago. Saul was just another guy, and was chosen to be king of Israel. In the process of becoming king, he met God and the words in my Bible say that he was turned into another man. The day that President Obama gets to know God is the day we will see another man as president of the United States- and that will be a glorious day for the Kingdom of God- because righteousness will rule.
And so as 2011 begins, we will continue, as we have every week since he was elected, we will continue to pray for President Obama and his family. We will pray for their continued protection, and we will pray for Godly people to come close to them and advise them. But most of all, we will pray that President Obama will have his own God Encounter in 2011.
It's going to be a great year, and we're going to pray it through.